As you grow older external factors and the natural aging process can contribute to minor changes in the position and alignment of your teeth. As this happens it can cause two of your teeth to rub together at an unhealthy angle.
Over the course of a single day, this misalignment might not have any noticeable effect. Unfortunately, as time goes on they can start to wear one each other with undue stresses. This could cause dental attrition to compromise an increasing area of tooth enamel.
If you put off having the dental attrition treated and repaired by Dr. Chris A. Gipe the problem could worsen. This might lead to a dangerous area of tooth decay forming on one of the compromised teeth. Some cases of severe dental attrition have even lead to painful dental fractures.
With early detection, a small area of enamel attrition on a non-critical dental surface might be repaired by applying a common dental filling. This will repair the compromised area with a dental substance like amalgam or composite resin.
If the area of dental attrition is large Dr. Chris A. Gipe might recommend restoring the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown. This will essentially clad the tooth in either gold, porcelain, or a base metal alloy.
If you live in the Los Alamitos, California, area and you have a tooth suffering from an area of dental attrition, you should call 562-431-1349 to have it examined and treated at Preferred Dental Care.